The Binaural Ogunator is a kinetic sound sculpture using silk, computer controlled motors and 2-channel sound system. Two triads of sinusoidal signals are slowly changing frequencies against each other (binaural beats) to create a permanent shift from a deep drone to a fast 6/8 rhythm and back.
The sound is synchronized with 3 computer controlled motors moving flags of red and black silk.
Please use headphones or good sound system because of the low frequency sounds.
The Binaural Ogunator is part 'Erzulies Traum', a project by blackhole-factory:
Erzulies Traum (Erzulie's Dream) is an installation/ performance reconstructing an encounter with the Vodú Community of Santiago de Cuba.
The basic raw material of the project is audio and video footage from situations of daily life, Vodú ceremonies and interviews with members of the community, recorded 2003 by blackhole-factory.
The installation/ performance combines the documentary material with thoughts on history and ethno-anthropology, personal reports and abstract trance experiments.
blackhole-factory in collaboration with Dr Martina Leeker, Berlin and Dr. José Millet, Santiago de Cuba/ Coro, Venezuela